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Inner Ear (Definition)

The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...Read more


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Is there an effective treatment for dizziness caused by inner ear vertigo?

Is there an effective treatment for dizziness caused by inner ear vertigo?

Depends: Inner ear vertigo can have a multitude of causes. Most commonly it is a viral infection that affects the semi-circular canals and causes dizziness. This type of infection is self-limiting and goes away by itself in 3-5 days. Meclizine is an otc medication that can help with the dizziness. If your dizziness is lasting more than 3-5 days, then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for inner ear infection? Oral antibiotics aren't working could antibiotics through injections be a possible answer?

What is the treatment for inner ear infection? Oral antibiotics aren't working could antibiotics through injections be a possible answer?

Yes: Injected Rocephin has been used but an inner ear infection that is not being adequately treated can spread to the mastoid air cells, a more serious situation. Another option is the placement of a small tube into the ear drum to allow infected fluid to drain out. Ear infections that are hard to clear can have blockage of the eustachain tube by enlarged adenoids. An ENT doctor can advise you. ...Read more

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Is there an effective non-antibiotic treatment for an inner ear infection? I have had reactions to tetracycline, amoxicillin, clindamycin, erythromycin and smz/tmp 800-160. I have swollen lymph nodes (for 1 week now), no discernible fever and very little

You : You are describing a probable viral or allergy symptoms, since you have no pain. Continue daily antihistamines and your flonase. Be sure that you are taking a true sudafed decongestant. You'll need a prescription in oregon, the over-the-counter decongestants are no longer true sudafed. Time should improve your symptoms, with the above interventions. ...Read more

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How good are home remedies with inner ear infections usually?

How good are home remedies with inner ear infections usually?

Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more

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Can home remedies usually work for inner ear infections?

Can home remedies usually work for inner ear infections?

Not usually: Home remedies deal indirectly with your immune system. You need either surgical drainage or the instillation of antibiotics to address an ear infection. ...Read more

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Bad ear ache in right ear. What are some easy home remedies for an inner ear infection?

Tylenol or motrin: You can take Motrin or tylenol until you are able to see a doctor- someone should look in the ear before you put any drops in the ear. You need to make sure that you don't have a ruptured ear drum that can be worsened by putting " sweet oil" or other ear drops in the ear. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with inner ear infection with fluid behind eardrum. Had many questions on the way home but doctor is gone now. Can you tell me about the condition?

Just diagnosed with inner ear infection with fluid behind eardrum. Had many questions on the way home but doctor is gone now. Can you tell me about the condition?

Otitis media?: Part 1: inflammation and fluid collecting behind the ear drum (this is actually is the "middle ear" area) is "otitis media" . This usually happens when one has a cold or respiratory infection (many times caused by viruses) where the eustacian tube, the opening that allows for fluid to drain from the middle ear into the throat, is closed up (or else an infection travel into the middle ear). ...Read more

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